Colours

The Company is known to have possessed Colours since the seventeenth century. As is the custom, the Regiment holds both Royal and Regimental Colours. The Colours on display at Armoury House are those presented by The Princess of Wales in 1864 and 1894, together with the Colours presented by The Prince of Wales (afterwards King Edward VIII) in 1928. More recently, Colours were presented by The Queen in 1955, 1980 and 2007. The Colours are the Colours of the Company as a whole and bear battle honours won in South Africa and in the First and Second World Wars. The battle honours were not only won by the infantry battalions but also by the artillery batteries. The Regiment is unique in that, as well as holding Colours (as is the custom of infantry battalions) it also follows the Royal Artillery’s tradition of treating its guns as its Colours.